September 2, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

TIME  
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Kathy Doubleday                 INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Richard McArthur
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Nordhoff Interact co-Presidents Nicole and Jessica, and faculty advisor Greg Lepine. City Council Candidate Steve Quilici. Rotary Exchange Student Antonio Seitz from Austria.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS: Pres Linda invited Interact co-Presidents to talk about their plans. They want to involve their members more in hands-on projects at Nordhoff and in the community. They want to spend more time doing and less time talking about what to do. They will also do their regular fundraisers, incuding funds for Ojai-West projects. Pres Linda suggested we make a presentation about Polio Eradication to the Interact Club.
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Mike Dunlap, Richard McArthur, Les Gardner
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Jack McClenahan. Steve Frank commented “From District Governor to Scribe” and Bob Denne said, “Sounds like a promotion to me.”
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Lou & Pat Torres 9/1, 17 years &  Rick and Tessa Turner 9/5, yikes 44 years
ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Bob Denne announce Ojai Educational Foundation Breakfast  fundraiser October 2 at Nordhoff.  FREE but with a forceful fund appeal from Jim Halverson.  Bob mentioned what the OEF has done for upgrading technology in the schools, plus the arts, specifically music in the elementary grades.

President Linda read a thank you note from Duncan Nelles’s family for the presence and expressions of condolence from his fellow Rotary Club members.

7:40  Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am

Tentative 5th Tuesday Club outing on the boat.

  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration. Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see. Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Next week’s speaker – Krista Kim – Director for Ojai Youth Entertainment Studio
  Memorial Service for Cindi Gould – Saturday September 13th at noon at Gould Residence on 2515 Fordyce Road.  Please RSVP to Stephanie you are coming.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 9.25 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  September 30th- Dark – Sunset Cruise on Lake Casitas-Details later
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Ross Atkinson is happy to have spent a week waiting on irresistible granddaughter.

Kathy Doubleday announced that she will be opening her own private practice – physical therapy and fitness – in town in late September. She is taking over the space where Curves is exiting and will be building a Physical Therapy Practice there along with expanding the circuit training and fitness program.

Rick Gould thanked all those who have RSVP’d for Cindi’s Memorial at noon, September 13.

Richard McArthur had some show-and-tell clipping from the Ojai Valley News about the RCOW Charter Night in February 1985…and the first Ojai Wine Festival – “4,000 Attend!”

FINE MASTER – Paul Blatz threw softball questions about Labor Day.  The following were generally safe in answering “All of the Above” – Les Gardner, Bob Denne, Jack McClenahan, Richard McArthur, Michelle Henson, Steve Frank, Pat McPherson, Lou Torres, Linda Taylor, John Haag
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Craft Talk by Frankie Conrad

Frankie is a Med Tech at Community Memorial in Ventura. A former EMT and ER Tech,, he decided to specialize in Radiology. He talked about patients’ natural fear of the MRI experience, trapped in a narrow tube with that hammering sound. In the Q&A Lou Torres asked about how Frankie reassures the patients and he replied “patience.” Which surprisingly to President Linda, me, and maybe others, he learned in the Marine Corps as a transport helicopter crew chief in Afghanistan. Wow!  Other questions related to his father-in-law Dennis Guernsey who was not present to defend himself.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears – of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required”-Dave Barry
 

 

 

 

 

August 26th 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA AUGUST 26, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Bob Denne                INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Ross Atkinson     
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Gabriela Vargas, Karina Blas, Claudia Luna, Cathie Capp, Carolina and Rodrigo from Brazil
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Mike Caldwell, and the Brazilians
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Donna Jones
BIRTHDAYS: Austin Cline 8.25 and his words of wisdom on his 80th are “Hang in There”
ANNIVERSARIES: Bryan and Nikki Crawford 8.26, Howard and Edie Smith 8.30
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concert Report: 

Thanks to

August 26th -Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike & Joanne Caldwell, John Haag, Gayel Childress & granddaughter, Rene Briggs, Linda Taylor, Bob Denne, Bryan Nikki, Brady & Addison Crawford, Michelle Henson, Austin Cline, Fr. Jeff Wilhelm.

Congratulations to all for a very successful Summer Concert Season and especially Bob and Laura Denne who organized, Laura who filled in as conductor. They help make this a great community project!

Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am
ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.
Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.

Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
Next week’s speaker TBD
RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 8.28 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes

Linda Taylor: Please sign the endorsement sheet for Measure J. The measure would provide money for much-needed school repairs.

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Linda B – Glad for band concerts and glad it is over.

Richard M – 72 million dictionaries distributed nationwide in the dictionary project

Linda T – our new exchange student is registered at Nordhoff

-          good meetings with the incoming Interact presidents at Nordhoff

Mike L – good meeting about ground water

Stephanie – Reggie to Thailand

Holly – kids back to school and thanks for supporting her bringing the baby to meetings

Fr. Jeff – former exchange student brings back memories of his AFS days

Linda B – grandchildren off to Monica Ros and Topa

Mike C – Daughter at SBCC in dorm

FINE MASTER – Reggie Wood
7:50 Steve F – Giving clocks, handkerchiefs, straw sandals and flowers are all associated with death and funerals in China so they are deemed inappropriate and what? Steve – “screwed up” – incorrect. Correct – “morbid”

Rene – Egypt don’t put salt on your food or the host will assume you find the food what? Rene – “drab” – incorrect . Correct – “repulsive”

Stephanie – In the Netherlands giving fancy kitchen knives or scissors as gifts is considered what? Stephanie – “rude” – incorrect. Correct – “unlucky”

Pat M – Where do children in Greece put their lost teeth? Pat – “Bed” – incorrect. Correct –“roof”

Mike L – In what country do people grunt and bump chests when something good has happened? USA

Lou – In Venezuela it considered rude to arrive early or on time to someone’s home for a meal and the person is considered to be too what? Lou – “Hungry” – incorrect. Correct – “greedy”

Linda B – In Finland you may be invited to a sauna after a business meeting  so you can do what? Linda – “let off steam” – correct

John H – In the Netherlands Santa’s helper is called a. Zwarte Piet or b. Black Pete. John “ a” – incorrect. Black Pete correct.

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Claudia Luna- Oxnard Mexican Consulate
8:00 The consulate covers Santa Barbara, San Luis and Ventura counties. There are 10 consulates in California. The consulate is the building and the consul is the person. Ana Berenice Diaz Cebellos Parada is the consul. The tasks are to protect and defend the dignity and rights of Mexican citizens  abroad. Some of the services include travel documents such as visas and passports, power of attorney, wills, public notary, and birth certificates. They work to get a work permit for women escaping domestic violence. The 25th is wear orange day to raise awareness of domestic violence. Other issues involving the consulate are human trafficking and homeless people. One program they offer is called Window of Health and they help with medical costs and offer some free tests. A sports program promotes health through fitness. In the area of education, the consulate provides some free textbooks, some scholarships, and they have an essay contest called “This is my Mexico.” Another role is promote tourism in Mexico. There is a mobile consulate that goes to areas greater than 70 miles from Oxnard. It is once a month. The consulate participates in local mass media and social media. On September 12 at 6:00 pm at Heritage Square in Oxnard there is a Fiesta Patrias celebration and all are welcome.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

” Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life”
 Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Meeting Minutes August 19

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:       Bryan Crawford           INVOCATION:     Mike Caldwell
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Richard McArthur, Bob Beeby
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Rene Briggs
  BIRTHDAYS: Aug 23 Jane McClenahan
  ANNIVERSARIES: None this week  
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concert Report: 

August 13th -Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob Denne, Bryan Nikki, Brady & Addison Crawford, Donna Jones, Austin & Sharon Cline, Mike Daley, Rob & Linda Long, Louanne Fay, Stephanie Midgett & Fr. Jeff

Next Concert Wed. August 20 – last concert of the season

  Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am
  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.
Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.

Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Please join the Lindsay family to celebrate the life of

Jan Corwin Lindsay

Friday August 22, 2014 at 11 AM

California State University Channel Islands

Grand Salon

One University Drive

Camarillo, CA

“Donations can be made to GoCare Inc.,

Rotary International or a charity of your choice”.

We will be gathering immediately after the memorial to share our favorite memories and stories of Jan.

 

  Next week’s speaker Claudia Luna – Oxnard Mexican Consulate
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 8.28 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Rene-Happy to be back from Germany.
  Bob- Glad Band Concerts have gone well and will have last one this week.
FINE MASTER – Fr. Jeff Wilhelm – Scotch & Water
7:50 Kathy Doubleday- How long can a human go without water?  2 days- correct answer.
  Lou Torres- how many gallons water to produce an egg- 13.8 gallons- incorrect answer
  Bryan C- what makes Scotch Scotch?  Made in Scotland.  Correct answer

Paul B.  What % of water on earth? 80% – correct answer

  Cam- what % water potable? 1%-correct answer
  Ross- ½ empty bottle of scotch good for how many years?  5-correct answer
  Linda B- How many gallons of water to produce gallon of milk?  4-correct answer
  Dennis G- 1/3 whiskey poured into barrel is lost to evaporation.  What is this called?  The Angel’s share.  Correct answer.
  Donna J. How many gallons of water to produce an orange? 13.8 gal.  Incorrect answer
  Jim H.-Scotch whisky & Irish whiskey are the same with one difference-what is it?  Scotch whisky is spelled without an e.
  Stephanie- How many gallon of water to produce a car? 39,000 gal.  Incorrect answer
  Rene- How many gallons of water to produce 1# bacon? 800 gal. Correct answer
  Bob B. How much does a bottle of 1926 McCallan cost?  $62,000. Incorrect answer.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Steve Wickstrom – Casitas Municipal Water District- The Drought
8:00 Brief summary: Steve discussed the history of water in the Ojai Valley and ways to increase distribution over the years including building Matilija Dam and Lake Casitas.  He walked us through the amount of decline in water in aquifers and in the Lake due to the last few years of drought.  He talked about the current restrictions in place to reduce usage mainly in outdoor water use and discussed the future of water usage if current drought continues or if the El Nino weather conditions bring more rain next season.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – One for peace and one for science.

John F. Kennedy

August 12, 2014

Rotary Ojai West Meeting – Aug 12 – 2014—Rob Long presiding

Pledge: Austin Cline Invocation: Donna Jones

Scribe: Linda Taylor

Thanks to set-up crew: Mike, Tony Scott (who had to leave to go to work)

Happy Birthday to Steve Frank

Announcements: About a dozen people are needed each night for the Band Concerts. Only 2 concerts left this summer, tomorrow night and next week.

Aug. 6 – Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob Denne, Richard McArthur, Stephanie Midgette, Fr. Jeff, Linda Taylor, Linda Burr

Aug 20 – Last concert of 2014 season

District Conference is in Monterrey – Oct 3, 4 & 5—sign up on the District 5240 website

End Polio Now – Epic Challenge – see the District website

RCOW Board Meeting – Thursday, 8-28 – 7am @ Eggs n Potatoes

Speaker next week: Steve Wickstrum – Casitas Water District – The Drought

Announcements: Bill Shouse announced the arrival today of Antonia Sitz from Austria, our exchange student. She is being hosted at the beginning of her stay (3 homes total, hopefully) by Leigh and Carl Hyndman, who have hosted several Rotary Exchange Students. Antonia is 16, younger than most exchange students. Bill asked all members of the club to include her in several activities during her year here. That way she will feel as if she has an extremely large family. Anything is good, including a hike, walk on the beach, shopping at Costco—you get the picture.

Happy Bucks –
Rick Gould shared a photo of his daughter in Senegal with a group of children, one who is crawling and obviously afflicted with polio. He reminded us that this is why we are all working so hard to defeat this terrible disease.

Donna – happy to be back from vacation. She starts school tomorrow

Kathy – happy to be joining the Ojai Unified School District

Cam – had a great trip to Ireland & Scotland

Fines – Fr. Jeff – “Famous Nicknames”

Who was “Crazy Legs”? – Elroy Hirsch – Tony is correct
Who was “Hacksaw”? – Michelle missed this one

Who was “L.T.”? –Donna correctly guessed Lawrence Taylor

Who was “Captain Comeback?” – Brian correctly guessed Jim Harbaugh

What does “GOAT” stand for (referencing Jerry Rice)? – Mike missed this one

America’s Team refers to what NFL team? – Cam was correct with Dallas Cowboys

Fearsome Foursome refers to the defensive line of what NFL team? Kathy missed this one

“Mad Duck” was who – Rick Turner missed this one

What NFL player earned the nickname “Mongo”? – Rob missed this one

“Sweetness” was the nickname of ? Gayel missed this

“Bad Moon “ was a nickname for ? Steve missed this

“Anytime” was a nickname for? – Lou missed this

“Bullet Bob” was who? Dennis was correct with Bob Hayes

“Papa Bear” was who – Mike Leigh missed this one

Smash and Dash is a nickname for who? Linda Taylor missed this one
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER: TERI HELTON, RN, LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL
Advanced Health Directives

It is of utmost importance to have a document readily available stating your wishes at end of life. The document can be in your wallet, on your refrigerator, somewhere accessible by medical personnel and family members. A list of current medications is also essential to have available.
Due to improvements in emergency health care, people with chronic illnesses may live for months in a vegetative state. For many, this is against their wishes.
It is essential to talk to family members, friends & caregivers to make sure that your end of life decisions are known.
Every person needs an agent, a person who can carry out the decisions for a person if they become incapacitated. This may or may not be a family member. In some cases, a person may need a second and even a third agent.
Paperwork appointing an agent needs 2 witnesses or a notary’s signature.
A for called POLST became legal in 2009, and copies of this were provided to us by Teri along with other important papers in a handy folder. The POLST takes precedence over a dissenting family member in end of life decisions (very important).

 

 

August 5, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA  AUGUST 5,2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Frankie Conrad INVOCATION: Rick Gould
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: No Visitors today

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Tony Reda & Mike Caldwell

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Paul Blatz

BIRTHDAYS: July 27 Les Gardner, August 4 Steve Frank, August 5 Howard Smith
ANNIVERSARIES: Bob & Sara Beeby Aug. 3, Linda Taylor & Ray Magee Aug. 4, Mike & Lori Leigh Aug. 6 , Ross & Patty Atkinson and Jim & Robyn Halverson Aug. 8

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Update on Nick Oatway :
I spoke to Nick Oatway this morning and he let me know that he has a diagnosis after a couple of months of testing of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which he is being treated for at VCMC. He is happy to have the diagnosis, thinks VCMC which is a teaching hospital connected to UCLA is the best place for him and he is impressed with the nurses and Dr’s there. He will be receiving treatments every 2 weeks for a while and is at home.

He said phone calls in the late afternoon are best for him and he would welcome them.

Let us add our positive and powerful prayers for him !

Nick’s cell phone : 818-679-5501, address P.O. Box 1872, Ojai 93024

7:40 Band Concert Report:
July 23-Thanks to Bob Beeby, Rene Briggs, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob & Laura Denne, Halina Garbacz, Rick Gould, Rob and Linda Long, Richard McArthur, Stephanie Midgett.
July 30 Thanks to: Mike Caldwell, Mike Daley, Austin and Sharon Cline, Bob Beeby, Gayel Childress, Bob & Laura Denne, Richard & Sheryl McArthur and their 5 grandchildren, Jack McClenahan, Stephanie Midgett, Fr. Jeff Wilhelm and Past DG Wade Nomura.
Slide show
Next Concert Wed. August 6

Joint Rotary Ojai West & Ojai Clubs Social July 27th was a great success. Special thank you to Dennis and Larry for the venue, Mike and Joanne Caldwell for the special food and drinks. Everyone enjoyed the day, the company and the food.
Duncan Nelles who passed away Sat. July 26th will have a Memorial Service Saturday Aug. 23rd at the Ojai Presbyterian Church. His family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to Rotary Ojai West.

Request from DG Loretta for information about Veterans in Rotary in our club. Pease let me know, what service, where and when you served and a photo if possible. Check out these photos from Rick Gould. Need to get this to District by today. Fill it out today as it goes around. Vets to be honored at District Conference Oct 3, 4 & 5 in Monterrey.

END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
Next week’s meeting to be led by Rob Long so Linda can do her annual ride with the WOTR. This year White Cloud Mts. outside Stanley Idaho. Yee Haw!
Next week’s speaker Teri Helton from Livingston Memorial – Advance Health Directives She is definitely coming next week!
RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 8.28 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Bill Shouse- RCOW is going to have an exchange student from Austria.
Stephanie- Thanks to everyone who helps at Band Concerts- especially Bob Denne.
Ross Atkinson- Spent week in Alaska fishing with Steve Frank- survived earthquake and spending the week with Steve Frank
Mike Leigh- had wonderful family reunion in Bass Lake
Rick Gould- Son in law attending African National Summit.

FINE MASTER – MIKE CALDWELL
7:50 Austin, Paul, Scott, Frankie, Lou and Stephanie were all stumped by Fine Master Caldwell

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Shauna Mistretta – The Amala Foundation The Amala Foundation unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.
8:00 Brief summary: Our speaker did not appear today. Early dismissal granted to all.
But not next week – Terri will be here!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“I don’t want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone. I want it to be defined by what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I’ve touched.”
― Steve Maraboli, Author

 

July 22, 2014

 

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP

7:10 PLEDGE: Stephanie Midgett INVOCATION: Bob Denne

7:15 BREAKFAST

7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: District Governor Loretta Butts and her husband John Butts, Dante the assistant District Governor, s Daughter, and Lexi her friend, and spouses Sheryl McArthur, Joanne Caldwell

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Bob Beeby
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Kathy Doubleday
BIRTHDAYS: Kathy Double Day 23rd, Les Gardner 27th, Bryan Crawford 28th, Tom Farmer from last week.
ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40

Band Concert Report: Thanks to: Mike Caldwell, Mike Daley, Holly Wiggins and family, John Haag, Halina Garbacz, Bob Beeby, Michelle Henson, Reggie Woods, Rene Briggs, and Linda Taylor.
Had a Birthday buffet and a tour bus stop by and a solo by Dwayne Boccali.

RCOW Summer Band Concert History- From Sara Beeby’s idea many years ago.
Next Concert Wed. July 23rd
Wed. July 30th past DG Wade Nomura will attend concert

RCOW and RCO – combined social Sunday July 27th 1-4 at Dennis Guernsey & Larry Wildes’ Beach House 4006 PCH Ventura – Faria Beach. Please reply to Evite so we know how many attendees.
Les is bringing the Beer and Wine and Mike and Joann Caldwell are bringing the food.

RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 7.24 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
July 29th is 5th Tuesday and we will be DARK
End Polio Now contribution by Rick Gould- $25,000 donation. He was president for 1987 and they were working on Polio and now we are so close. Rick told us a story about his personal experiences in Polio and presented two checks for $1000 from friends of his. Bill Gates will double every dollar donated.
Rotary Magazine Article about Street Girls & Kay Bliss –
Welcome Back from Guatemala Rick Turner- Just got back this week. Talked about a gift from Norderto of a handmade goblet that says Thank you Rick. Rain catchers have been ordered.

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Linda Taylor- Got to work with Elenna at band concert.
Bob Beeby- for Wade Namura who received Service above self award
Holly- Thanks for supporting the Youth Foundation. Her daughter
Tom Farmer- Bob took me fishing and I had a great time spending the day in the Sierra’s

FINE MASTER : John Haag- What locations exsisted in 1974 40 years ago when they moved to Ojai
7:50 Richard M- What was there TG&Y was in the Coast to Coast building.
Jim H- Chevrolet Dealership
Linda B- Ojai Coffee Roasters was Western Auto.
Tom F- McDonalds was Rick Sudzies Car Wash
Bob B- Jersey Mike’s was Goodyear Tire Store
Dennis G- What did he pay for house $59,000
Linda T- Rabobank was an A&W
Sheryl M- Ben Franklin was Sears Catalog store
Rick T- Wells sporting goods
Rick G- Persimmon Hill was Dairy for cows.

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- District Governor 2014-2015 Loretta Butts
8:00 Brief summary: Her Father was raised here at the homestead at the bottom of Lake Casitas. So Ojai has always been a special place for her growing up. She married  her husband at Ojai Valley Inn when John surprised her and took her there as he knew that it meant so much to her. They also spent their 1st anniversary there.
SheTalked about her experiences on an NID where she was part of the promotional campaign to convince Nigerian officials that the vaccination was safe. They were able to participate in the immunizations and vaccinated thousands of children.
She told us about her Rotary Moment where she became a “Rotarian”. Her connections with the people changed her life.
Nigeria, Pakastan, Afghanistan still with cases of Polio. No indemic infections in Afghanistan. She supports and commends Dr. Gould’s efforts to finish off this drive to raise money.
The goal is by 2018 for eradicate Polio.
We want clubs to document their volunteer hours.
When you open the “gift” that your sponsor gave you bringing you into the club and it gives you the “world”.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. Laurie Notaro – Writer

July 8, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA JULY 8,2014
TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES

7:00 FELLOWSHIP

7:10 PLEDGE: Rene Briggs INVOCATION: Mike Leigh

7:15 BREAKFAST

7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Brian Turner our Program Speaker
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS

7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Bob Denne & Scott McArthur

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson

BIRTHDAYS: Frankie Conrad

ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concerts Begin tomorrow July 9th. The first one needs a lot of hands on deck, so please come out and help! We need set up, popcorn poppers, lemonade servers, balloon blower uppers, and break down. It’s a fun evening a great way to spend a summer night in Ojai.
DG Loretta Butts visit to Ojai West is Tuesday July 22nd. Put it on your calendar!
RCOW and RCO – combined social Sunday July 27th 1-4 at Dennis Guernsey & Larry Wildes’ Beach House 4006 PCH Ventura – Faria Beach.
July 29th is 5th Tuesday and we will be DARK

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Pat McPherson – Happy to be back, goal is to return every week.
Halina – Thanks to Dennis G. for inviting her to speak at his agent meeting and also glad to see Pat back at Rotary.
Stephanie – Thanks to all who helping with her house hunt and happy to see Pat back too.
Kathy D. The newest Living Treasurer, the Lamberts went above and beyond to attend theh 4th of July Parade.
Dennis G. Happy to spend time with his family and celebrate his wife, granddaughter and Frankie’s birthday
Frankie C. Happy to spend time with his family on the 4th.
Linda T. Happy Ray worked on the Ole Time Fiddler’s float and they won “Sweepstakes”
Bob B. Happy about the US National and Costa Rico National Soccer Teams
Reggie Happy to have the Braille Institute people on the floating classroom boat ride.
Rick G. Happy for the Water Shed Program and to add Montessori School to the grant program for the Gould Family Foundation, and for 10 schools using the floating classroom program
FINE MASTER: Reggie Wood
7:50 Trouble about things on snoop.com what’s true or false. Many participated and many added a fine to the kitty.

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER:
8:00 Mr. Turner discussed his thoughts on the U.S. lawsuit problem. A handout was at each table with information on his website and book.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“The difference between sufficiency and abundance is gratitude.”
Rev. Hartshorn

July 1, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Holly Wiggins INVOCATION: Fr. Jeff Wilhelm
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Jeanette & Indiana from Nicaragua, expressing thanks for support from Rotary

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Les and Richard

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Lou Torres

BIRTHDAYS: None this week

ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concerts Begin Wed. July 9th and continue each Wed. until Aug. 13th. Sign up sheets going around for set up, balloons, popcorn, lemonade and tear down. One of the best projects for Ojai community put on by RCOW.
DG Loretta Butts visit to Ojai West is Tuesday July 22nd. Put it on your calendar!
RCOW and RCO – combined social Sunday July 27th 1-4 at Dennis Guernsey & Larry Wildes’ Beach House 4006 PCH Ventura – Faria Beach.
July 29th is 5th Tuesday and we will be DARK
Nick received District Awards from Jane Mclenahan

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Jane – on behalf of Jack for year as Dist. Gov. Rick (Turner) – Grnd. Dtr. Is chip off the block
Fr. Jeff – Grnd. Chldrn. visiting Fl. Jim – Holly’s Plaques
Richard – Pat McPherson’s recovery

FINE MASTER: PAUL THOMAS – “Firsts” throughout history (In honor of Linda’s first meeting as President and July 1st.
7:50 Answering Correct:
Bryan, Mike, Fr. Jeff, Kathy & Lou
Answering Incorrect:
Linda (Taylor), Nick, Frankie, Linda (Burr), Bill, Jim, Reggie, Holly, Steve & Gayel

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER
8:00 CLUB ASSEMBLY: WHO’S WHO IN THE ZOO AND WHAT DO THEY DO? PLUS – WHAT’S COMING UP FOR 2014-2015
Linda Burr

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“0ne thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
Albert Schweitzer

June 24, 2014

7:00AM
Hour
7:00 Fellowship: Everyone
7:10 Pledge: John Haag Inspirational Moment: Rick Gould
Breakfast:
7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians and Guests – Rotarians from the Friday Club are: Jenny Owen
Greeter(s) Kathy Doubleday
President’s Remarks -
1. Thank Scribe – Paul Thomas
2. Thank Set Up Crew – Michael Caldwell
3. Birthdays/ Wedding Anniversaries : none
4. Tony Reda – received Rotary books from outgoing Pres. Nick.
5. Next year’s board needs a Secretary. Interested?…See Bill Shouse for perks + possibilities

Committee Reports –
1. Community – Linda Burr
2. Foundation – Jim Halverson
3. Fundraising –
4. International – Linda Taylor
5. Youth/Vocational – Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson, Suzanne Feldman
6.
Happy Bucks – Who & What – Mike Caldwell
1. Jack McClenehan – Happy about the success of Polio Plus.
2. Linda Burr – Since she takes over the helm of Pres next month she is happy people wont be able to ask if she is ready anymore.
3. Bob Denne – Happy about good board retreat.
4. Ross A. – Had long weekend in the Bay area. Saw grandchild.

6.Fines – Finemaster – Phil Adams – Rotary Trivia
1. Steve F. – Last time Phil did fines? – never
2. Jack M. – Approx how many Rotary Clubs are there? – 34,282
3. Lou – How many attended the first Rotary Meeting on February 23, 1905? – four
4. Linda B – 1st Rotary Club community project? – A public restroom “Comfort Station” in downtown Chicago.
5. Paul T – What names were considered before settling on “Rotary”? – Men with Friends; The Conspirators; The Round Table, The Blue Boys. Thankfully Rotary was chosen.
6. Mike C. – Who was the 1st pres of a Rotary Club? – Silvester Schiele – who was nominated by Paul Harris.
7. Austin – In 1911 the busget was $25.44. What was it spent on? – Mimeograph and mail new publication “The National Rotarian” to all 2,000 members in 23 clubs.
8. Donna J. – 1st five Rotary Clubs were where? – Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, L.A.
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Program – “Are We Losing Liberal Education?”
Today our speaker was Tom Krause who discussed the topic of higher education. Are colleges doing today what we expect? It is important for people to learn how to think. However, goals of liberal education have changed and are we changing with it? If you missed Tom’s talk you missed a very interesting program.

Brief summary:
Q & A
Nick did not have a quote for the day but he expressed his thanks and appreciation for allowing him to be this clubs president. You are quite welcome Nick.

Next week………Linda B.

June 17, 2014

Hour

7:00 Fellowship
7:10 Pledge: Austin Cline, Inspirational Moments: Rick Gould

Breakfast

7:30 Welcome Visiting Rotarians: Tobi Jo Greene, Kelly Pasko, Ben Edwards
RCOW Welcome

Greeter(s): Kathy Doubleday, Renee Briggs

President’s Remarks

Thank Scribe: Rob Long
Thank Set-Up Crew: Richard McArthur, Mike Caldwell, Russ Hughes (Sheryl’s Cousin), Less Gardner, and Tony Reda
Board Meeting: June 26th, 7am at Eggs and Things

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Demotion Party Friday night 5:30pm at Renee’s House on Ojai Ave.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Community: Linda Burr
Foundation: Jim Halverson
Fundraising: Dave May
International: Linda Taylor
Youth/Vocational: Linda Taylor, Michelle Henson & Suzanne Feldman

HAPPY BUCKS
Jim Halverson: Celebrated his parents 60th Anniversary this weekend in San Diego.
Richard McArthur: 99 year old Mother in law fell and hit her head but is Ok and thus getting a visit from family Russ Hughes.

FINES (Finemaster Nick Oatway fill in)
Les Gardner: Capital of Illinois- Springfield
Rick Gould: States that Border TX- New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas
Reggie Wood: Countries that border Argentina- Chili, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay
Lou Torres: Capital of Thailand- Bangkok
John Haag: States that border Maine- New Hampshire
Halina G.: Countries that border France- Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Ross Atkinson: Orinoco River runs through Venezuela
Dennis Guernsey: States that border Lake Michigan- Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan
Linda Burr: Columbia is the capital of South Carolina

PROGRAM
The Mob shop and project with Ojai Valley Bike Coalition to raise money for a proposed bike park on school district property adjacent to the skate park. Kick starter project information can be found at www.ojaivalleybicyclecoalition.com

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understaning. “ Ralph Waldo Emerson …And I might add a fought for deep understanding. Nick Oatway.

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